“What is the city but the people?” -William Shakespeare

This is the official personal site of George Ferguson, past president of the RIBA and the first elected mayor of Bristol, UK.

“I created People and Cities in order to expand discussion, research and action around people and places.  A lifetime’s experience as an architect, urbanist, environmentalist and the leader of one of the UK’s major cities, has given me an insight which I wish to share with others in the UK and beyond.  I hope the site is seen as shared resource by all those who take an interest in the well-being of people and cities across the world.  I would like this site to act as a platform for others wishing to contribute to the people and cities agenda.”